Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays Statistics Overview
The Toronto Blue Jays were established in 1977 and play their home games at Rogers Center. They are a member of the American League East Division. The Blue Jays won back to back World Series Titles and American League Pennants in 1992 and 1993. The franchise has qualified for the MLB playoffs on five occasions and has an overall record of 2828-2879. The Blue Jays biggest rivals are the Boston Red Sox.
Last Four MLB Seasons
2013 Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds
To Win the World Series: +900
To Win the National League: +400
Toronto Blue Jays 2012 Betting Statistics
Straight Up: 73-89
Against the line: 82-79
Over vs Under: 78-77-7
Toronto Blue Jays Betting History
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2013 Toronto Blue Jays Schedule
The Toronto Blue Jays will play 162 games during the 2013 MLB schedule. As the only Canadian side currently playing in Major League Baseball the franchise spends large chunks of their season on the road. Blue Jays management will be hoping their big off-season trade improves the team’s performance as well as Toronto Blue Jays tickets sales.
Toronto Blue Jays Franchise History:
The Toronto Blue Jays joined the American League in 1977. The franchise struggled their five season in MLB but, after posting winning records in 1983 and 1984, they won their first American League East Division Title in 1985 and went all the way to the American League Championship Series. The Blue Jays fell just short of the World Series again in 1989 and 1991 before being awarded for their consistency with the 1992 World Series Championship. They became the first (and only) team outside the United States and were, at the time, the fastest expansion franchise to win the World Series. Toronto scored another World Series Title in 1993 but since then have failed to qualify for the MLB playoffs. The franchise has finished three of their last five seasons with a winning record but hasn’t finished higher than fourth in their division.
Toronto Blue Jays Offensive Star: Jose Bautista
Jose Bautista was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2000 but was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 2004. In the same year he was traded to the Kansas City Royals before returning back to the Pirates. It wasn’t until 2008 that Bautista became a member of the Pirates Major League roster and was generally used as an utility, covering a wide range of positions. At the end of the 2008 MLB schedule was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays and did enough to finally secure a start position for the 2010 season. Bautista was a standout and was awarded with selection for the MLB All-Star Game, the Hank Aaron Award and a Silver Slugger Award. Bautista is now considered the most dangerous power hitter in all of Baseball has been one of the most prolific homerun scorers in recent seasons. The thirty-two year-old is hoping to bounce back from a wrist injury, that effected his performance last season, during the 2013 MLB schedule.
Toronto Blue Jays Defensive Star: R.A. Dickey
R.A. Dickey was drafted in the first round of the 1996 MLB draft by the Texas Rangers. Dickey failed to fire in his first decade with the franchise and by 2006 it looked as though his career as a professional baseball player was over. However, in 2006 he decided to develop a knuckleball – a decision that ended up saving his career. After stints with the Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners Dickey joined the Mets and finally secured a starting position on a Major League roster. Dickey had stellar years in 2010 and 2011 but took his game to a whole new level in 20012. He became the first knuckleball pitcher to win the Cy Young Award and finished the year as National League Strikeout and Shutouts Champion. At the end of the 2012 MLB schedule Dickey was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a blockbuster seven player trade. Dickey will have a new division of players to mesmerize with his knuckleball this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Manager: John Gibbons
John Gibbons joined the Toronto Blue Jays as a coach in 2002 and was named manager during the 2004 MLB schedule. Gibbons led the Blue Jays to improved records in 2005 and 2006 but after a disappointing 2007 season as well as a poor start to 2008 he was fired. Gibbons spent three years a coach for the Kansas City Royals and at the end of 2012 was re-hired as the Blue Jays Manager. The Blue Jays had traded well and put together a team that many people believe is capable of going all the way in 2013. He must qualify the franchise for the playoffs if he wants to avoid being fired by Toronto for a second time.
Toronto Blue Jays - MLB Team StatisticsLeague: American
Ballpark: Rogers Center
World Series Titles: 2 (1992, 1993)
League Pennants: 2 (1992, 1993)
Division Titles: 5 (1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993)
Playoff Appearances: 5 (1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993)
Overall Record: 2828-2879
Biggest Rivals: Boston Red Sox
Manager: John Gibbons
General Manager: Alex Anthopoulous
Legenday Players: Tony Fernandez, Joe Carter, Dave Stieb
Toronto Blue Jays Schedule - MLB 2013